‘Forbidden Light’ Booster Packs and Theme Decks!

We now have tiny images of the Forbidden Light booster packs and theme decks! The set will release in America and Europe on May 4th.

The booster packs feature Ultra Necrozma and Naganadel, as previously revealed, as well as Zygarde Complete Forme and Greninja.

The theme decks will feature Alolan Exeggutor and Lycanroc from Japan’s Forbidden Light.

We should have larger product images next week!

Alolan Exeggutor – Grass – HP160
Stage 1 – Evolves from Exeggcute

[G] Tropical Shake: 20+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each type of basic Energy card in your discard pile (up to 5).

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Lycanroc – Fighting – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Rockruff

[F][C] Dangerous Rogue: 20+ damage. This attack does 20 more damage for each of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

[F][F][C] Accelerock: 100 damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    Exeggutor's too tall he extends across the window. XD
     
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  2. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
    PlatinumDude

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    I have the feeling that the Exeggutor deck is going to be a flop given that Tropical Shake needs multiple different energies to use effectively. Of course, it might depend on whether the deck has methods to get the energy straight into the discard. Theme decks aren't known for having more than 2 different energy types in them; the exceptions I can think of are both of the theme decks from the Skyridge set.

    And now I'll predict what pack art will be used for Forbidden Light in PTCGO: either Naganadel or Ultra Necrozma. The latter may be unlikely, considering that one of Necrozma's formes was already used for Ultra Prism (Dusk Mane). Greninja is very unlikely, considering that Breakpoint already used Greninja Break.
     
  3. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    I love the fact that Exeggutor covers part of the window with his neck. :D
     
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  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Gosh. I can't zoom in the image. The Exeggutor TD is so hilarious it covers small portion of the window card. DuskLyc is a perfect budget card for Competitive players wants to tech DuskLyc in BuzzRoc.

    That means A-Exeggutor and DuskLyc will be guaranteed Non-holo rare in the set
     
  5. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    Great, more Fighting type theme decks...

    Alolan Exeggutor theme deck is interesting, it should contain multiple energy types in it.

    Cool, I guessed the booster pack artworks correctly. Although it was a pretty easy guess.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
  6. Zzrrdd Aspiring Trainer
    Zzrrdd

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    Surprised about the alolan exeggutor theme deck. Doesnt seem like an obvious contender to a theme deck to me but maybe thats just me
     
  7. Weavile04 Professional Dark-Type User
    Weavile04

    Member

    The theme decks were completely unexpected. I was hoping for a deck for kalos pokemon, like aegislash, sylveon, noivern, etc.... well, too bad I guess. I still do like the selection, though. I'm grabbing that lycanroc deck, without a doubt. If only there was a coin for lycanroc midnight form now...


    also, it seems executor seems a bit too tall. I guess that's one way to give him the spotlight.
     
  8. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

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    these don't look like they will be anywhere near as useful as the garchomp and empoleon ones for preparing new players for the pace and thinking expected in competitive play. Which is a shame.
     
  9. Androsidy Aspiring Trainer
    Androsidy

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    Is Xerneaas not any good? I love the art in any case
     
  10. bomboy2121 blaziken gx is meta
    bomboy2121

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    the only good thing about him is hes gx attack which just heals all of your pokemons and transfer the dmg counters to your opponent active....other then that he sucks
     
  11. Tapu Lele Responsibile for an Economic Recession
    Tapu Lele

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    Good to see some bad theme decks after the terrifying meta theme decks last set
     
  12. Icrux Aspiring Trainer
    Icrux

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    The Greninja Artwork looks really cool! I wish it's the one used in the card though...but oh well! A Greninja card is a Greninja card!
     
  13. sw_bionic Aspiring Trainer
    sw_bionic

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    hoping to have good pull rates in this set :D
     
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    They really want Alolan Exeggutor to work. Meanwhile I'm waiting on a Oricorio-GX.
     
  15. John Healey Spread Player
    John Healey

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    Nagandel-GX GXs attack is the ultimate comeback/stall.
     
  16. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

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    Here’s something interesting: Altaria’s ability in Pokémon Duel is also Fight Song, and it also boosts Dragon Type attacks. Am I the only one who still plays Pokémon Duel? :p
     
  17. Kawaki Aspiring Trainer
    Kawaki

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    I actually was just playing Duel before checking up on here. Lol. I just pulled an Altaria and its Mega from those 10 case sets, so I thought it was funny you mentioned it. Hehe.
     
  18. Rocket The Shellos Aspiring Trainer
    Rocket The Shellos

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    I remember having the HGSS Steelix theme deck which had 3 different energy types (Metal, Fighting, Grass). Admittedly the Steelix was the only Metal Pokemon in the deck so it only ran 3 metal
     
  19. Dark Espeon Dark Avatar
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    He would work well in a Zoroark deck with Lurantis. Zoroalr can discard the energies and Lurantis ensures that Alolan Exeggutor is able to achieve ohkos. Could work similar to Zoroakr Golisopod but with a decent non-GX attacker. Have not figured out a list for it but the card seems to have potential taking Lurantis and Choice Band into consideration.
     
  20. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Gosh. I can't still expand the images. I just want to appreciate the artworks